The Minister of the Interior in France announced that the country will shut down the internet in “certain” neighborhoods to prevent further rioting and violence.
The Ministry of the Interior said the internet shut down is aimed at stopping rioters using social media and other platforms to plan more violent activities across France.
Police officials quoting France’s Interior Ministry said the ban on social media is to secure the life and property of the citizens.
The French Police said landline and mobile service will be restored.
Rioting across France was less intense overnight, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as tens of thousands of police were deployed following the funeral of a teenager of North African descent whose shooting by police has sparked nationwide unrest.
The government poured 45,000 police onto the streets to try to keep a lid on a fifth night of unrest after Saturday’s funeral of Nahel, a 17-year-old with Algerian and Moroccan parents, who was shot during a traffic stop on Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre.
France’s drastic measures of limiting the internet to the outside world reflect that of a middle eastern nation engulfed in war.
See the press release regarding the internet shut down in France below:
France was thrown into chaos as riots rage across the country following the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old boy, a French citizen of Moroccan and Algerian descent, by a police officer during a traffic stop.
On Sunday, Migrant rioters attacked the Mayor’s home in a Paris suburb in France, forcing his wife and children to flee as the mob attempted to burn his house to the ground.
As The Daily Fetched reported, The Mayor’s wife and one child were injured in what is being described as an “assassination attempt.”
Valeurs Actuelles reported the violent mob attacked the home of Mayor Vincent Jeanbrun in Paris suburb L’Haÿ-les-Roses
On Sunday morning, Vincent Jeanbrun was at town hall while his wife and two children were home alone when rioters broke down the gates with a burning vehicle.
The mob set fire to the house, garbage cans, and the family car while shooting fireworks at the home as the Mayor’s terrified wife and kids were inside.
The Mayor’s wife eventually fled the Paris home lifting their children over the wall to the neighbors’ yard as the rioters swarmed the house.